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Eaze Delivery Drivers Join Teamsters

This is the third cannabis delivery company the union has organized.

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Delivery drivers at Eaze, a multi-state cannabis delivery operator, have voted unanimously to join Teamsters Local 150.

Drivers at Eaze of Sacramento are the first group of cannabis workers in the Central Valley to organize with the Teamsters and the third cannabis delivery company the union has organized.

Nabis and Amuse workers in California have already joined the Teamsters.

According to Dale Wentz, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 150, the union will help ensure new members win a collective bargaining agreement that addresses the issues they care about most, safety, increased mileage reimbursement, improved benefits and a voice on the job.

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Peter Finn, Director of the Teamsters Food Processing Division, says the union represents hundreds of thousands of delivery drivers represented across a wide variety of industries.

Teamsters Local 150 represents 11,000 workers in warehousing, logistics, construction, public services, health care and other industries in and around Sacramento.

In a statement, Eaze Driver Justin Arnerine says, "We're blazing the trail for this industry at a time when businesses nationwide need to step up ... We're not in the past, where some cannabis companies were struggling to barely survive. For a lot of cannabis employers, the minute they're up and running, they’re producing cash flow, so there's no excuse not to treat your workers fairly or pay them a decent wage.”

Fellow Eaze Driver Everett Jenkins adds that he is "looking forward to having a voice in how my job functions. I feel like we finally have a seat at the table."

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